Eye-smarting smoky, hot weather is predicted today by the National Weather Service.
Conditions were miserable on Monday. Not only was it the hottest day of the year, the mercury hitting 107 in downtown Sacramento, a wildland fire sent smoke into the city around dinner time.
The smoke that cloaked the city through the night mostly came from a fire that burned on Grizzly Island in Solano County. Today, government weather watchers say that Sacramento could experience smoke from bigger fires burning to the north.
Those fires include the 6,000-acre Wye-Walker fire, which is burning in Lake and Colusa counties. That fire is 25 percent contained.
The 36,000-acre Chips fire also continues to burn in the Plumas National Forest. That fire is just 12 percent contained.
It is a Spare The Air day in Sacramento today with air pollution expected to be unhealthy for sensitive people.
NWS forecasters expect Sacramento will experience its 7th day in a row of 100-degree heat or higher. A high of 105 is predicted for today.
Slight cooling, along with more onshore flow of cooler air, is expected to take the edge off the extremely hot weather on Wednesday, but forecasters warn that more substantial cooling will not occur until the weekend or early next week.
The detailed, 7-day forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 105. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 10 to 13 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind 8 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
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